When Dimple met Rishi Review

Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Simon Pulse (and Hodder Paperbacks)
Publication Date: 13 July 2017 (first published 30 May 2017)
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 380
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 15 November 2017 - 16 November 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Meet Dimple.

Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech wolf domination.

Meet Rishi.

He's rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she's got other plans.

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

To be honest, I didn't think that I was going to get a copy of this book from Jonathan Ball Publishers. I remember sitting on instagram watching as every South Africa book blogger got their copy and thinking that I didn't make the cut. I was so happy that I got my copy towards the end of October. I am so excited to read this book because I have heard really good things about it. 

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for always spoiling me! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own

Writing Thoughts:

I did not like the writing style in this book. It lacked detail and sometimes the sentences didn't flow well. One saving grace was that the dialogue was amazing. It was fun, natural and just overall enjoyable.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot was so adorable. Gosh I love amazing contemporaries. The plot really pulled me in. It was predictable but what contemporary isn't. There were definitely some unpredictable moments that were littered everywhere. The plot was fast paced and enticing. I love how this book tackled a couple of issues. These issues where blatant and you had no choice but to look at it and acknowledge them. I also loved the swoon worthy moments. This book takes traditional contemporaries and just makes it into something new. 

Character Thoughts:

Dimple and Rishi were fun and accessible. Both had flaws and both had moments that made them realistic characters. I didn't like Dimple as much as I liked Rishi. Rishi probably was the biggest sweetheart ever. He was so adorable and honestly he was a real cinnamon roll. I was kind of disappointed when it came to Celia. She was such an underdeveloped character that had so much potential. She lacked depth.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this was such a cute contemporary. If you love swoon worthy moments then you should definitely pick this book up. The writing lacked detail for me but the plot and the characters definitely picked the story up. The plot was well thought out and enticing. Whilst some of the secondary characters were underdeveloped, the main characters were fleshed out and accessible. I really liked this book! Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book!

Yours in Reading,



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